Matej Mohorič

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Matej Mohorič
Matej Mohorič (Tour of Austria 2018).jpg
Mohorič at Tour of Austria 2018
Personal information
Full nameMatej Mohorič
Born (1994-10-19) 19 October 1994 (age 27)
Kranj, Slovenia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Bahrain Victorious
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typePuncheur
Amateur team
2013Sava
Professional teams
2014Cannondale
2015Cannondale–Garmin
2016–2017Lampre–Merida
2018–Bahrain–Merida[1][2]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
2 individual stages (2021)
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2018)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2017)

Stage races

BinckBank Tour (2018)
Deutschland Tour (2018)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2018, 2021)
GP Industria & Artigianato (2018)

Matej Mohorič (born 19 October 1994) is a Slovenian professional road racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Bahrain Victorious.[3] Mohorič turned professional in 2014.[4] He is the Slovenian road race champion for 2018 and 2021.

Biography[edit]

Mohoric celebrating victory on Stage 7 of the 2017 Vuelta a Espana.

Born on 19 October 1994, in Kranj, Slovenia, Mohorič currently resides in Podblica, Slovenia.[4][5]

Mohorič won the 2012 UCI World Junior Road Race Championships[6] and the 2013 UCI World Under-23 Road Race Championships,[7][8] becoming the first rider to win world junior and under-23 titles in consecutive years.[6]

He signed with Cannondale, a UCI ProTeam, for the 2014 season.[9][10]

Mohorič signed with Cannondale–Garmin, a UCI ProTeam, for the 2015 season.[11][12] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España,[13] but he withdrew on the 6th stage.[14] Subsequently, it was announced that he would join Lampre–Merida from 2016 on a two-year contract.[6] He was named in the start list for the 2016 Giro d'Italia.[15] Mohorič secured his first Grand Tour stage win when he soloed to victory in Stage 7 of the 2017 Vuelta a España. In Stage 10 of the 2018 Giro d'Italia he took his second win in a Grand Tour, winning a two-man sprint against Nico Denz.

In July 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Tour de France.[16]

He participated in the 2020 Tour de France and the 2021 Tour de France, garnering two stage wins in the 2021 Tour after crashing out of the Giro two months before. His second victory came the day after a police raid on the Bahrain Victorious hotel stemming from allegations of doping; Mohorič celebrated his win by 'zipping' his lips, adding in a post-race interview, "At the end of the day I’ve got nothing to hide. I don’t care too much."[17]

Major results[edit]

2011
7th Overall Regio-Tour
2012
UCI Junior Road World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road race
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Time trial
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Giro di Basilicata
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Stages 1, 2, 3 (ITT), & 4
1st Jersey green.svg Overall Giro della Lunigiana
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Junioren Radrundfahrt Oberösterreich
UEC European Road Championships
3rd Bronze medal europe.svg Time trial
4th Road race
2013
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road race, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
National Road Championships
4th Road race
4th Time trial
7th Piccolo Giro di Lombardia
2014
5th Road race, National Road Championships
2015
5th Road race, National Road Championships
6th Japan Cup
2016
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour of Hainan
1st Stage 6
2017
1st Stage 7 Vuelta a España
1st Hong Kong Challenge
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
6th Overall Tour of Guangxi
8th Trofeo Laigueglia
2018
1st MaillotEslovenia.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
1st Jersey green.svg Overall BinckBank Tour
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Deutschland Tour
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
1st GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
1st Stage 10 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1 Tour of Austria
3rd Overall Tour of Slovenia
7th Giro della Toscana
2019
1st Stage 7 Tour de Pologne
National Road Championships
2nd Time trial
5th Road race
3rd Gran Premio di Lugano
5th Milan–San Remo
9th Gent–Wevelgem
2020
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
4th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
10th Milan–San Remo
2021
1st MaillotEslovenia.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
Tour de France
1st Stages 7 & 19
Held Jersey polkadot.svg after Stage 7
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stages 7 & 19
2nd Overall Benelux Tour
1st Stage 7
2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
2nd Clásica de San Sebastián
7th Overall Tour of Slovenia
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification
8th Amstel Gold Race
10th Liège–Bastogne–Liège

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 98 135 30 DNF
A yellow jersey Tour de France 119 76 31
A red jersey Vuelta a España DNF 30 DNF

Classics results timeline[edit]

Monument 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Milan–San Remo 57 25 5 10 11
Tour of Flanders 41
Paris–Roubaix 70 NH
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 127 DNF 93 36 4 10
Giro di Lombardia 56
Classic 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Strade Bianche 80 11 19 56
Gent–Wevelgem 9
Dwars door Vlaanderen 15 NH
Amstel Gold Race 112 DNF 99 86 46 9
Clásica de San Sebastián 2
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team". Merida Bikes. Merida Industry Co., Ltd. Archived from the original on 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  2. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (26 December 2019). "2020 Team Preview: Bahrain McLaren". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Bahrain Victorious". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Matej Mohorič". Cannondale–Garmin. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Matej Mohorič". Strava. San Francisco, California: Strava, Inc. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "Mohoric joins Lampre-Merida". cyclingnews.com. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  7. ^ Alasdair Fotheringham (27 September 2014). "Mohoric wins U23 men's road race world championship". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Mohoric attacks to solo win in under-23 worlds road race". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Cannondale Pro Cycling finalizes 2014 team roster". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Cannondale unveils 27-rider 2014 roster". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  11. ^ Daniel Benson (15 September 2014). "Mohoric signs with Cannondale team for 2015". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling announce 2015 roster". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  14. ^ "De La Cruz no toma la salida y se retira el esloveno Mohoric" [De la Cruz doesn't take the start and the Slovenian Mohoric withdraws]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Grupo Godó. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  15. ^ "99th Giro d'Italia Startlist". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  16. ^ "2019: 106th Tour de France: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  17. ^ Coyle, Harry. "TOUR DE FRANCE 2021 - MATEJ MOHORIC POINTEDLY CELEBRATES BY ZIPPING LIPS AFTER TAKING STAGE 19 VICTORY". Eurosport. Retrieved 7 September 2021.

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